2012 Chum thread

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Jason Rolfe, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    I think they have fixed it--the old system just had little flaps in the rubber sole that were supposed to hold the sole in place. In my experience, they've never worked all that well. They stay on the boot, but come unhinged on the sides.

    The newer ones have those tabs that look like they must click into the sole somewhere. It looks like a much better design, but I've never used them.

    I originally got korkers thinking it would be so great to have the interchangeable soles. I have almost never found it necessary to change the soles out. Next time I buy some boots, it will be some plain old sticky rubber sole boots, maybe with cleats.

    Jason
     
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    I was just looking at mine. They have a tab in the front that almost the whole toe slides into 3 tabs on the the outside and three tabs on the inside of each sole. Them there is a rubber type strap that hooks over a button on the heel. I fell three times the other day trying to feet my boot unstuck from the mud. The soles are still on.
    I bought the Korkers because I liked the tightening system. Which by the way so far so good on that system. I did have mine replaced because the little tab that holds the wader mud flap down just pulled off the boot. With the new boots I just don't hook it up.
     
  3. Nick Clayton

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    These are new models, purchased new maybe two months ago. To be fair, I can't say that I checked them when I put on the boots in the morning so they could have already been ready to fall off....I dunno. Haven't had an issue to this point but those muddy estuaries are pretty brutal.

    I think ill shoot em an email tomorrow and see what they say. Really like the boots otherwise.
     
  4. mtskibum16

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    The other day I noticed mine were separating a bit. I pulled off the sole and there was a decent amount of gravel/debris pushed up under the sole after about 6 months of use without taking them off. I think with enough crap under them it could loosen or disengage the plastic clips on the side. Something to check every now and then I guess.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. I will keep an eye on my boots and remove the bottoms every now and then to clean under them.
     
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    I'm going to share two of my super top secret pro-tips with you guys:

    First: If you own Korkers, like I do, and you fish the beaches occasionally and the rivers most of the time, buy a cheap pair of lug sole boots for fishing the beach. Korkers absolutely suck in mud. My soles have unhooked more times than I care to count fishing on muddy beaches. If you mostly fish beaches and occasionally fish rivers, buy some good lug sole beach boots and a cheap pair of river boots.

    Second: When I lived in Kitsap county I'd start heading out to Chico creek every afternoon in Mid-October to try to catch the chum run before it was common knowledge. If you do this, and keep it quiet when it starts, you'll have 2 to 4 days of mostly solo chum fishing.

    Matthew
     
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    porterHause Just call me Jon

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    The dudes on Saturday motoring up Chico Creek in between all the fisherman...then drifting back out, then repeating all morning long were extra special too. OH, and the guys that rolled up and parked their boat in the shallows, only to stare at us? No response to my greeting, just a vacant stare. Then 10 minutes later asking if we had any weed. GOD I love humanity!

    Was able to hook into one on the Matt/SF chum turd in size 4 that came unbuttoned, and was having a great time watching the fish roll in. Once the Ugly Stick brigade started in I knew it was time to call it a day.
     
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    Had the same thought.... Not that I like the advertisement. lol
     
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    To get some more positive threads up top, here's a picture from a couple weeks ago. The colors came out awesome. You can also see that it's still sporting the tri-color Stonefish Turd.

    Please note that this wild fish was not harvested and was never removed from the water! :p

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    As an asside, it appears netting on local waters is in full force. I believe they net Monday-Wednesday so if you're planning to make a trip one of those days maybe you should reconsider. Yesterday it was DEAD and the entire bay was netted off with a 50-100 ft gap in the center so they could get their boats in and out. The big schools of fishthat were hanging out seemed to disapear and with the creek flows way up, the fresh schools that come in seem to shoot right up the creek and never slow down. I've rescued many fish stuck in the weedy flats as the tide went out so keep an eye out for that. Lots of zombie fish cruising around right now too.
     
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    Awesome picture Matt! I'd say nice fish bro, but I don't want to give away my secret buzz bomb longings....
     
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    Nice fish. Green nose, red body, is that a blue tail about 2 inches long?
    I've tyed up a few of them but no luck. I know what you mean about zombie fish. I was fishing the other day. There was a fly fisherman across the creek from me. I was watching a Chum swimming for about 5 min just 4 feet to his right. He finely looked down and saw the fish then looked up at me. Back and forth a few times. Then said looking down at the fish and said that's a nice fish.
     
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    Those big bucks that eat are awesome
     

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    It's a chartreuse head, cerise body, and purple tail. I posted a picture of it in one of the other chum threads. I'll add it here too.

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    Yeah I had lots of big zombies cruising right next to me this weekend. I didn't catch a thing though. No fish schooling up when I was there Sat, Sun, and Mon. I heard later in the day that some people saw the big schools. It's sure seems slow compared to the past few weeks.

    Edit: Nice fish PSP.
     
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